Northern Districts’ batsmen create world record, smashing 43 runs off an over

Tanya Simon
November 8, 2018

Welcome to the world of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, the Northern Districts pair, who smashed the List A record books in Hamilton on Wednesday.

He hit a single to give Carter a run who then plundered three more sixes, all off half volleys, to make it 43 off the over.

It was a hard pill to swallow for young Central Districts bowler Willem Ludick when his first ball was sent for a boundary - and from their things only got worse. "It was a "see ball, hit ball scenario".

Carter finished on 102 not out, while Hampton was dismissed for 95 as Northern Districts scored 313 for seven in their 50 overs in the game that they eventually won by 25 runs. "We got a couple of free no balls which helped us to get going".

New Zealand also holds the record for most runs coming from an over in all formats of cricket, with 77 runs coming off a Bert Vance over in four-day cricket in 1990, after Vance purposely bowled repeated no-balls in an attempt to give the opposition an incentive to chase a seemingly hard total.

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Another six followed from a legitimate ball before he took a single to rotate the strike.

"At the end of it we came together and discussed, 'How many did we actually get?'"

The duo's feat has toppled the 39 runs smashed by former Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura off an Alauddin Babu's over in a Dhaka Premier League match in 2013.

Two batsmen in New Zealand have set a record by scoring 43 runs in an over.

The 43 runs over, which included two sixes off two no-balls, thus ravished Ludick's figures from a decent 9-0-42-1 to the dismal 10-0-85-1.

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